Looks like nothing is working fine for the POTUS Barrack Obama; though, he gave an executive order that enabled US authorities to become the first to confiscate cryptocurrency holdings without warning, Redditors are willing to challenge him. In less than 24 hours, nearly 200 unique Bitcoin donations ranging from 25 cents to US$2,141 poured into 1snowqQP5VmZgU47i5AWwz9fsgHQg94Fa, the (Official Snowden Defense Fund).
Earlier, the POTUS passed the order through the document, ‘Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.’ The document states that the measures are needed to counteract “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” posed by “cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States.”
A lot of Reddit users showed their concern over the sudden “executive order” issued by Barack Obama. They surmised that it’s now illegal to donate money to people like Edward Snowden; however, it has still to be seen whether this donation would be subjected to the latest executive order. In fact, one donor from Oregon has challenged Obama to arrest him.
Kristopher Ives, the Oregon software programmer is calling on Obama to arrest him for possibly violating an executive order which the 27-year-old believes prohibits citizens from providing cyber currency to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. He donated 33 cents via the cyber currency Bitcoin to Edward Snowden who has been given asylum by Putin’s Russia.
Nonetheless, the protest from the technosavvy activists started within just a few hours of the legalese going up at WhiteHouse.gov. A whole swarm of Bitcoin users and miners alike decided to send some extra thanks to Snowden. In fact, the monetary gratitude turned out to be even larger than the one elicited by the release of the Snowden documentary Citizenfour.
Edward Snowden has Huge Fan Following among Bitcoin Users
The sources say that Snowden’s considerable sacrifice in bringing the truth of state-sponsored spying to light has been nothing if not widely appreciated. Reddit which has been extremely pro-Snowden for his brave act against the state spying on the citizen has considerable number of users who are his diehard fans that includes Bitcoin users as well.
A huge section of Bitcoin users believe that the EO is undermining the autonomy that cryptocurrencies are enjoying. At the same time Edward Snowden is someone who has challenged the autocratic spying of the US government through its National Security Agency or NSA, is being praised for his whistle blowing act.
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